Inspiration “Cork” Board

Confession time: I absolutely LOVE cooking competition shows. Iron Chef, Next Food Network Star… [sigh, I miss cable] So when I was given the opportunity to participate in a crafty Iron Chef type Scribble Challenge, I was so super excited.

I was sent a box of craft supplies from Scribble Shop and given the challenge of making something using all of them.

I was sent the following supplies:

metallic stamp pad
Mod Podge
Dress It Up embellishments
glass gems
paisley shapes
popsicle sticks
colored pencils 

With these supplies, and a few of my own, I made an inspiration board to go above my sewing table.

From my own supplies, I also used:

rub-on letters
thumb tacks
Elmer’s glue
fabric glue

Instead of buying a cork board [because I am cheap!], I stacked three pieces of cardboard together. I used the regular glue to stick those together. I stretched a piece of burlap around the cardboard and attached it with my stapler.

Using the stamp pad and the stencil, I added a “painted” embellishment.

I added some of the self-sticking paisley shapes to the other side and raffia around the whole thing with fabric glue.

With the colored pencils, I colored one of the popsicle sticks. I used my rub-on letters to spell out the word “create.” I covered the popsicle stick with Mod Podge, to seal the letters onto the stick.

I used my fabric glue [because I was too lazy to go fire up the glue gun…] to attach my thumb tacks to the glitter Dress It Up embellishments and the glass gems. Is it okay to love thumb tacks? Because I totally do.

Thumb tacks ready to be used!

You can check out Scribble Shop on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus. Plus, you can use the code FONLYNAP to receive 15% your craft supplies on Scribble Shop until April 30th.

Disclosure: I was given this product for my participation in this challenge.

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  1. SO fun!! I love the idea of saving money by using cardboard. Brilliant! Turned out so cute.

  2. Very nice! I love the idea of using the marble things and the brads as thumbtacks!!!

  3. The thumbtacks are beautiful! I love thumbtacks as well and can’t seem to stop buying funky ones as I see them although I do not own a cork board. I love that you used cardboard as well….I may not have cork board but I have plenty of that!! Huzzah! Consider me inspired! your project is lovely and showcases all of the scribble shop items beautifully :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. How does the cardboard hold up? Nice, cheap solution. I love that you “made it work” with what you had on hand. I love those little paisleys – nice use of them!

    1. Thanks, Heather! I used three layers of pretty hefty cardboard, so it’s holding up pretty well. It obviously wouldn’t last forever if you’re constantly putting the pins in and out. But it’s a good cheap solution. Plus, by stapling the burlap instead of gluing it, I can always replace the cardboard someday!

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